Microtel Inns & Suites to Develop Seven New Hotels in Canada



    
    Economy Segment Hotel Leader to Build Properties In Ontario, New Brunswick
    and Nova Scotia
    

    ATLANTA, Nov. 13 /CNW/ -- Microtel Inns & Suites, the award-winning chain
of all new-construction economy/limited service hotels, today announced the
execution of franchise agreements to develop seven new Microtel Inns & Suites
hotels in Canada: two in Ontario including London and Woodstock; and five in
Atlantic Canada including St. John and Moncton, New Brunswick, and Halifax,
Dartmouth and Sydney, Nova Scotia.
    The two Microtel hotels in Ontario are scheduled to break ground in March
2008 and open next fall.  The Atlantic Canada properties are all anticipated
to break ground in 2008.
    "Microtel will add a new dimension of quality economy lodging to two fast
growing regions of North America," said Roy E. Flora, Chief Operating Officer
of Atlanta-based US Franchise Systems, Inc., parent company of the franchisor
of the Microtel brand.  "We are excited to expand the Microtel concept in
Canada and look forward to further development."  Microtel's first hotel in
Canada opened in 2006 in Parry Sound, Ontario.
    Microtel hotels feature single, double and suite accommodations.
Amenities include free wireless high speed Internet (WIFI) access in all
guestrooms; free local calls and phones with data port and voice mail; cable
television with over 30 channels, complimentary daily continental breakfast,
and on-site meeting room.  All hotels offer the brand's stylish new bedding
known as Dream Well(TM) with plush pillow-top queen-sized mattress or topper
and fitted bed skirt, crisp 200-thread count white piped linens with triple
sheeting, down-like blanket, bed scarf and pillows.
    For the sixth consecutive year, Microtel has been ranked highest in
overall guest satisfaction among economy/limited service hotel chains in the
J.D. Power and Associates 2007 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index
Study(SM).  Microtel is the only economy hotel brand to have received this
recognition six successive times.  And according to Lodging Econometrics of
Portsmouth, NH - the industry authority for hotel real estate research -
Microtel continues to be the top hotel brand for number of projects and rooms
in the economy segment, with more than half of all new-construction in the
development pipeline in the U.S.
    There are currently 316 Microtel hotels open and under construction
worldwide.  Microtel hotels are located in 45 states in the U.S. and in
international locations including Argentina, Canada, Mexico and The
Philippines.  The brand continues to aggressively develop and over the next
six months, plans to open an additional 20 hotels and break ground on an
additional 30 hotels.
    Microtel is a sponsor of The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality
(SATH) and is known as the preferred hotel chain for travelers with
disabilities.
    For hotel reservations, visit http://www.microtelinn.com or
http://espanol.microtelinn.com, or contact 1-800-771-7171, TDD 1-800-824-2082,
or 1-888-304-6835 (Spanish speaking).  Members of the MicroPass(TM) frequent
guest program earn a one-night free hotel stay after nine night stays at any
location.  All Microtel hotels are independently owned and operated.




For further information:

For further information: Barbara Wiener-Fischhof, +1-404-235-7400, 
barbara.wiener.fischhof@usfsi.com Web Site: http://www.microtelinn.com/

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